PROMISING young Elliot Woodburn is making ever bigger waves in the swimming world after a record breaking season.

Not only did the Kendal prospect perform well enough in the spring to qualify for seven events at the British Summer Championships, but he also set a British age group record in the 50m breaststroke for 13-year-old boys with a time of 31.02, smashing the previous record which had stood for 16 years.

And he headed to the championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow as clear favourite in the 50 and 100 breaststroke and a strong contender in the other events in the 13/4 boys' age group.

The first day of competition saw him qualifying with ease for the finals, the first of which was the 100 breaststroke, in which he took an early lead then held off at late challenge from Norwich's Olivier Vedrenne to clinch the gold in a personal best of 1.07.16.

There was little time to recover before the next event, the 50 backstroke, and Elliot had to settle for eighth place in a time of 29.45.

The next day, he was back in the pool for his favourite 50 Breaststroke, and in a nailbiting final, he just held off Vedrenne to win his second gold of the competition in a time of 31.16.

The following day's 200 breaststroke final saw Elliot claw back from fifth spot at the final turn to touch second in a pb of 2.28.25, only 0.2 seconds behind Vedrenne.

In the next day's individual medley, he chalked up a superb pb of 2.17.12 but finished eighth against a very strong field, and after a tiring week, he swam the heats of the 200 backstroke on the last day just outside his personal best, but can still look back on a fantastic week when he became British champion in two events.